PANTHER (1890, Bulk Freighter)


Year of Build:
1890
Official Number:
150497
Construction and Ownership
Built at:
West Bay City, MI
Vessel Type:
Bulk Freighter
Hull Materials:
Wood
Number of Decks:
1
Builder Name:
James Davidson
Original Owner and Location:
James Davidson, Bay City
Power
Power:
Mechanical
Number of Masts:
3
Propulsion:
Screw
Engine Type:
For-and-Aft Compound
# Cylinders:
2
# Boilers:
1
# Propellers:
1
Propulsion Notes:
24", 46" X 42" engine, 600 hp, 86 rpm; by Frontier Iron Works, Detroit, MI. 12' X 13' scotch boiler, 120# steam; by Erie Boiler Works, Buffalo, NY.
Dimensions
Length:
237'
Beam:
36'
Depth:
19'
Tonnage (gross):
1373
Tonnage (net):
1118
Final Disposition
Final Location:
Off Parisian Island, Whitefish Bay,
Lake Superior.
Date:
26 Jun 1916
How:
Collision with JAMES J. HILL in fog.
Final Cargo:
65,000 bushels of wheat.
History

1891, May 5 Sold to Toledo, OH parties.

1899 Owned Leander Burdick, et al, Toledo, OH.

1901 247' X 35.8' X 22.2', 1634 gross tons.

1906 Disabled rudder, anchored off Port Hope, towed to Harbor Beach by tug FISHER, then ato Milwaukee dry dock by tug HOWARD.

1910 Sunk near Garden Island, Lake Michigan.

1912 Rebuilt at Leatham D.S. Smith shipyard, Sturgeon Bay, WI; deepened 3'8".

1916 Owned American Steam Ship Co., Milwaukee, WI.

1916, May 19 Owned Massey Steam Ship Co., Fort Williams, ONT; 247.6' X 35.8' X 22.2', 1634 gross tons; C138004.

1916, Jun 26 Sunk by collision with steamer JAMES J. HILL.

1975 Wrecked located.

Notes
From the Collection of:
C. Patrick Labadie
Contact
Alpena County George N. Fletcher Public Library
Email
WWW address
Agency street/mail address

211 N. First Ave.
Alpena, Michigan 49707
USA
(989)356-6188

PANTHER (1890, Bulk Freighter)
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PANTHER (1890, Bulk Freighter)